Marie Southard Ospina is a Colombian-American writer and editor living in rural England (like, moorlands-and-sheep-in-the-backyard rural).

Her words on fat positivity, body image, feminism, plus size fashion, literature, motherhood, sex, and relationships can be found on Bustle, Romper, The Establishment, Everyday Feminism, and Dazed, among others.

You will most often find her eating cheese or chocolate, probably while covered in some kind of baby goop. 

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How The Spanish Word For "Fat" Helped Me Treat My Body Like A Friend

“Gorda,” the Spanish word for “fat,” loomed over me as I wrapped a towel around my body, arms firmly pushing into my stomach. Years later I embraced it.
Marie Southard Ospina    |   10.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
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Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of everywhere else. So, raising a daughter scares the shit... Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   09.19.17 10am   |   SHARE

What Is Body Positivity? The Crazy Concept That Is Loving Yourself — VIDEO

In some ways, it feels like 2015 has been the year of ... Read...
Marie Southard Ospina of Bustle    |   11.24.15 11am   |   SHARE